Archive of the Yahoo! Groups mailing list for the Bug hand-launch glider 2002-2018

From: "Richard" <Rszanti@...>
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: Bug questions
--- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, Juan Balnius <jbalnius@...> wrote: > > What the heck is a BEC. I just plug my LiPO pack to the receiver. Will my > glider fly longer if I use a BEC? > > A BEC is a Battery Eliminator Circuit. Usually it's part of the ESC but not all ESCs include one. Most servos and receivers are only rated for use with voltages up to 6 volts. Using a higher voltage battery can damage them. The BEC takes it's power from your battery and converts it to 4.8 or 6 volts and supplies that to your receiver. Some receivers produced lately will accept up to 7.4 volts but you should check the receiver specs if you intend to try this. The receiver and/or servos could fail at an inopportune time if you continue to use an overvoltage. And no, your glider will NOT fly longer. Richard [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]